The Federation Blog

Our Goal for creating this blog is to give the Utah Jewish community a platform to have their voices heard. Topics for the blog will range from What does being Jewish mean for local individuals, parenting Jewish, favorite recipes to local & global frustrations with the Jewish community.

Time Travel

Time Travel

Written By, Talia Goldberg, Community Shlicha

 

If you could choose, what era or decade would you choose to be born into? I get asked this question a lot. My answer is always the same, now, and no other time.

 

A lot of young people my age look back on the 70s and think ho…

Shira and Yael - A Story of Strength and Courage

Shira and Yael - A Story of Strength and Courage

 

A few weeks ago a terrible story was published in the news in Israel. A woman from Mizpe Ramon was almost killed by her husband in front of their child. There are sadly too many of these stories of women getting beaten or murdered by thei…

Tu Bishvat

Tu Bishvat

 

Written by Talia Goldberg, Community Shlicha

 

This week in one of my university classes, we were discussing the way zionism was when Israel started, and they showed us a postcard that said on it “there will be a generation who wouldn't know what exile is”! That is, wh…

My Military Service - Part 2

My Military Service - Part 2

Written by Talia Goldberg, Community Shlicha

 

Officer training is divided into 2 parts. First, there is general officer training that happens in the general officer training base - Bahad 1. Then the professional officer training that happens in your own unit…

Life of Talia

Life of Talia 

Written by Talia Goldberg, Community Shlicha

 

 

In September 2016, a young 18 year old me, had to draft to the Israel defense forces. I was assigned to the Education Unit. It was a weird day for me on my first day in the army.  I was so confused and had no idea what w…